Training for SaLTs and Specialist Teachers: Elklan Total Training Package for 5-11s
Elklan have developed a highly successful accredited ten week course for 5-11s practitioners, Speech and Language Support for 5-11s. It has been written so that Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs) and teaching advisors can teach it in their locality under license.
Elklan is responding imaginatively at this time, ensuring we can continue to offer training for colleagues to become Elklan tutors. We are sure that our webinar-based Training Package will enable you to be confident in your delivery of this Elklan course in your locality. Train now and be prepared and ready to deliver this exciting course when lockdown ends.
How does it work?
Elklan has made the course Speech and Language Support for 5-11s available via e-learning. You will be given access to these sessions to work through in your own time. You will also attend 3 x 2.5 hour webinars on consecutive afternoons. We suggest that the mornings are used to view the e-learning and prepare for the afternoon sessions.
The webinars will cover:
- Questions concerning the content of the relevant e-learning sessions
- Preparing you as an assessor by practicing the marking of sample submissions
- Understanding the accreditation procedure
- Course administration
- Exploring the Elklan website
You will be sent the training manual and Language Builders book in advance of the webinars.
By the end of the training, you will be equipped and ready to run Elklan training in your locality.
What do participants receive?
When you attend this Elklan Total Training Package (TTP) you will be given everything you need to teach the course.
The TTP will cover all the content of the course, and you will receive information on:
- How Elklan works
- How to deliver a course that is externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Orgnisation
- How to assess learners' work
No more training required to teach the other programmes!
Once you are an Elklan tutor you can deliver the full range of courses for learners. You don't need to attend another Total Training Package. As an Elklan tutor you can purchase the additional teaching notes and materials at relatively low cost. This means that you will be offer all the Elklan courses within your locality.
What do trainees say?
What do learners say?
As an Elklan tutor, you enter into a large network of others who are all seeking to fulfil the same aims as you in meeting the needs of children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). You will receive ongoing support and advice from Elklan who will answer your queries about delivering courses.
Training with others
Elklan supports collaborative practice and is keen to promote SaLTs and specialist teachers training together. However we are aware that this is not always possible so many SaLTs train on their own and we are currently enabling specialist teachers who meet certain criteria to train in isolation. The following downloads will give more information on the requirements and procedure.
What is the content of the course?
Download the Speech and Language Support for 5-11s flyer for details of the content of the course.
- What is communication?
- Identify the processes involved in communication
- Appreciate the wide range of communication problems
- Adult child interaction and non-verbal communication
- Understand the effect of adult-child interaction on the development of communication
- Appreciate the importance of nonverbal communication behaviours
- Developing play, listening and attention skills
- Understand the link between play and language development
- Develop strategies to promote listening and attention
- Understanding first words and using visual strategies
- Know how children understand their first words
- Develop activities to facilitate the learning of basic concepts.
- Understand how using visual information helps children learn
- Understanding beyond simple sentences
- Use a language scheme model which supports verbal reasoning skills, including why and how questions, inferences, sequencing, predicting
- Practice modifying the adults' speech accordingly
- Modifying adults' speech to help a child understand language
- Use Information Carrying Words (ICW's) to develop understanding
- Encouraging expressive language development
- Promoting effective communication and social skills
- Identify skills required for successful social communication and share ideas as to how to promote these
- Supporting children with unclear speech
- Appreciate the development of speech sounds
- Know strategies to support children with unclear speech
- Understand the link between speech, reading and writing
- Appreciate the importance of phonological awareness in the pre-school setting
- Management of stammering and application of all strategies learnt
- Have some knowledge of how to support children who stammer.
- Present evidence of applying knowledge during everyday activities.